VoyForums

VoyUser Login optional ] [ Contact Forum Admin ] [ Main index ] [ Post a new message ] [ Search | Check update time | Archives: 12345678910 ]
Subject: Amaker Will Be at Harvard Until Retirement


Author:
An Observer
[ Next Thread | Previous Thread | Next Message | Previous Message ]
Date Posted: 22:53:30 03/24/17 Fri
In reply to: DOG 's message, "Amaket" on 18:29:02 03/23/17 Thu

I think that Tommy Amaker will choose to remain at Harvard for the duration of his career. He's a smart man. He's self-aware. And he gets the joke.

He has proven to himself that he can consistently bring in the best and most athletic recruits in the Ivy League. But due to his (relative) weakness in player development and game management, he does not win the Ivy championship every year, only most years.

Why on earth would he go to a non-AI conference where he will lose his competitive advantage in recruiting, yet still have a disadvantage in player development and game management?

Sure, he could go to Georgetown for more money. The Post reported that Thompson made $3.6 million last year. But Amaker makes more than $1 million at Harvard, even more when you add in his wife's salary from the university. So figure that's at least $1.2 million, maybe closer to $2 million when all is said and done. The public number is simply "more than $1 million." That leaves a lot of upside space in a number with two commas in it.

For Amaker at this point in his career, it's about risk and reward. He can make seven figures at Harvard for the next two decades with almost zero career risk. Or he can make more at Georgetown or another big time program, but assume much more career risk when he is smart enough to know his own coaching strengths and weaknesses.

If Georgetown calls Amaker's agent, the only result will be raises at Harvard for Amaker and his assistants, just as occurred after Boston College and the Miami Hurricanes called.

[ Next Thread | Previous Thread | Next Message | Previous Message ]

Replies:
[> [> Subject: We will see


Author:
Go Green
[ Edit | View ]

Date Posted: 07:36:17 03/25/17 Sat


The list of Ivy coaches who chose to move on when the big boys called is a lot longer than the Ivy coaches who chose to stay.

[ Post a Reply to This Message ]
[> [> [> Subject: Re: Big East is mid-major .


Author:
Sprint66
[ Edit | View ]

Date Posted: 09:30:23 03/25/17 Sat

Yes Xavier/Butler are Cinderella teams this year and obviously Villanova is still a top team, but the rest of the Big East today is mid-major and cannot be compared to the ACC or Big Ten. It was a great conference twenty years ago, but teams like Syracuse and Miami left for the ACC. They don't even play football any more and several of the teams are not even from the East??? See attached list of members.

http://www.bigeast.com/index.aspx

[ Post a Reply to This Message ]
[> [> [> [> Subject: Re: Big East is mid-major .


Author:
mrjames
[ Edit | View ]

Date Posted: 10:05:57 03/25/17 Sat

If the Big East is a mid-major league, it's the greatest mid-major league that has ever existed. Boasts the reigning national champion, got seven bids this year and was rated the third-strongest league in the nation ahead of the PAC 12, B1G and SEC.

I get that it doesn't have football and that it lost some of its traditional membership, but it's still a major basketball league.

[ Post a Reply to This Message ]
[> [> [> [> [> Subject: Re: Big East is mid-major .


Author:
Eastern sports fan
[ Edit | View ]

Date Posted: 12:56:13 03/26/17 Sun

When the Big East was still the BIG EAST, it was the finest basketball conference in the nation. Newly constituted, it remains a Power Conference. There's nothing mid-major about that group of schools. And they're all fun to root for every time a Football Factory League sends a basketball team on the floor to oppose them.

[ Post a Reply to This Message ]
[> [> [> [> Subject: Losing Syracuse and UConn hurt, but...


Author:
Go Green
[ Edit | View ]

Date Posted: 10:10:44 03/25/17 Sat


From a basketball standpoint, who cares that BC, Miami, Pitt, Rutgers, WVa, and Va Tech left the BE?

Again, from a basketball standpoint, the teams that replaced them are as good or better.

[ Post a Reply to This Message ]
[> [> [> [> Subject: Put another way, Sprint...


Author:
Go Green
[ Edit | View ]

Date Posted: 10:32:21 03/25/17 Sat


If the Pac 12 lost Washington State for whatever reason in basketball, and brought in Gonzaga as a replacement...

...would that be making Pac 12 basketball stronger or weaker?

[ Post a Reply to This Message ]
[> [> Subject: Re: Amaker Will Be at Harvard Until Retirement


Author:
sparman
[ Edit | View ]

Date Posted: 09:44:48 03/25/17 Sat

Although some Harvard fans dispute your current compensation figures, if your numbers are correct they make a strong case for why he would not move. If he gets another raise to stay, I expect other ivy schools will have to react in kind to some degree.

[ Post a Reply to This Message ]


VoyUser Login ] Not required to post.
Post a public reply to this message | Go post a new public message
* HTML allowed in marked fields.
* Message subject (required):

Name (required):

  Expression (Optional mood/title along with your name) Examples: (happy, sad, The Joyful, etc.) help)

  E-mail address (optional):

* Type your message here:


Notice: Copies of your message may remain on this and other systems on internet. Please be respectful.

[ Contact Forum Admin ]


Forum timezone: GMT-5
VF Version: 3.00b, ConfDB:
Before posting please read our privacy policy.
VoyForums(tm) is a Free Service from Voyager Info-Systems.
Copyright © 1998-2017 Voyager Info-Systems. All Rights Reserved.